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Zero Tolerance Family Separation

Family Separation Under Trump: an Ongoing Story With Tragic Consequences for Parents and Children

Wash Post and BuzzFeed Profiles Offer Reminder That Family Separations Continue  There were at least 5,400 children separated from their parents in the official government tally of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation effort. However, that number misses the family separations under Trump that both pre-dated the official “zero tolerance” timeframe and continue to … Continue reading »

Nine Separated Families Reunited, Finally — A Rare Dose of Good News Amidst Ongoing Traumas of Trump’s Family Separation

Powerful LAX Reunions Thanks to the Tireless Advocacy of Many Family separation remains one of the darkest chapters of the Trump presidency and modern U.S. policymaking. The incredible depths of the Trump administration’s callousness and cruelty remains staggering. As a reminder, a November 2019 DHS Inspector General report found that the Trump administration was prepared … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “The Most Horrible Thing I’ve Ever Done” – Frontline Documentary on El Paso Includes Disturbing Interview with Border Agent Who Separated Families

Like Most Americans, Agent Farris Can’t Support Trump Policy A disturbing new Frontline documentary, “Targeting El Paso,” which aired last night nationally on PBS, explores how El Paso has become “front and center in America’s ongoing immigration battle,” including how the family separation pilot program in the El Paso CBP sector led to the cruel … Continue reading »

Texas Tribune: The Trump Administration Knew Family Separations Would Harm Children

It’s no secret that the Trump administration’s family separation plans were cruel and chaotic, but new details keep emerging that show the incredible depths of their callousness. On the heels of the DHS Inspector General report that showed they were prepared to separate as many as 26,000 children from parents, the new joint piece from … Continue reading »

DHS Inspector General: Trump Administration Deliberately Intended to Separate 26,000 Children With No Plan For the Chaos and Crisis They Knew Would Occur

On a day many families were coming together to begin celebrating Thanksgiving, the DHS Inspector General (OIG) released a final report analyzing the horrific details of the Trump administration’s separation of thousands of families under the Zero Tolerance policy. What became clear in the OIG’s analysis was that the Trump administration was well aware of … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Planned to Separate 26,000 Kids with No Ability to Track or Reunify Them

DHS IG Report Probes Depths of Cruelty and Chaos Central to Trump’s Family Separation Policy A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general’s report on the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy provides chilling details about this dark chapter of recent American history while offering damning new evidence about the scope of the cruelty … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Julia Ainsley: “Watchdog group: Trump DHS pick made false claims about role in family separation policy”

Amid the contentious debate on Chad Wolf as acting Homeland Security Secretary, Julia Ainsley for NBC reports recent revelations that Wolf provided false testimony to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee over his role in the family separation policy, which resulted in 5,400 children taken from their parents with no real plan to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo Editorial Board: “Only now do we understand the true cruelty of Trump’s family separation”

Following last week’s revelations that the Trump administration separated at least 5,460 children from their parents, the Washington Post editorial board brings Trump, Miller, and the administration to task, calling the separations “…a stain on Mr. Trump, on the government he leads and on America.” It is an important reminder that no matter how much … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Guardian: “She raised her niece like a daughter. Then the US government separated them at the border”

In The Guardian’s gut-wrenching piece entitled, “She raised her niece like a daughter. Then the US government separated them at the border,” Valeria Fernández and Jude Joffe-Block detail the tragedy of a six-year-old girl ripped from her only living family member, her aunt Alexa, by the Trump administration’s abhorrent asylum policies. For migrant families seeking … Continue reading »

Will We Normalize or Ostracize Those Involved in Executing and Defending Family Separation?

Two designers and defenders who executed the Trump administration’s monstrous family separation policy are in the news, posing a test for whether the rest of us will play a role in normalizing or ostracizing those individuals and the administration involved in this moral stain on America.  Yesterday, former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made a controversial … Continue reading »